A new dining option is coming to Tsawwassen Commons.
According to Commons senior property manager Nancy Westfall, Harry’s Fish and Chips will be taking over the former Nando’s location with a grand opening expected sometime early this summer. This will be the second location for the family-owned business. They opened their original restaurant in Vernon after the family moved to Canada from England.
Harry’s menu includes cod, halibut, salmon, haddock, pollock, prawns and calamari. For the non-seafood lovers there are other British favourites such as pie and sausages, along with chicken and beef burgers. The restaurant is also expected to be fully licensed.
There hasn’t been a fish and chips specialty restaurant in the South Delta area since Robb’s Fish and Chips closed on 56th Street in Tsawwassen and a fire led to the closure of Chung’s Fish and Chips in Ladner Village back in 2015. Prior to that, Uncle Herbert's was a fixture in the village for years at the current Il Posto location.
Nando’s at Tsawwassen Commons was among several locations that were permanently closed across Canada by the parent company after the COVID-19 pandemic struck last spring.
Tsawwsassen Commons has also welcomed two more tenants.
Phone Guru, a cellular phone repair service, has opened next to Kin’s Market, while Fresh Slice Pizza is expected to open next to Clancy’s Meats sometime this month.
Business is picking up at the four-year-old mall as nearby housing developments continue at Tsawwassen First Nation.
Anchor tenants at Commons include Walmart, Canadian Tire, Rona, HomeSense and Staples. Harry’s Fish and Chips will add to a variety of restaurants.
“What I am hearing from many of the stores is business is starting to pick-up,” said Westfall. “Of course, it took the restaurants time to adapt their business to the pandemic. Hopefully we will see the shopping centre fill-up in the next year or two.”